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To: Mayor John Biggs

Make recycling easier in Tower Hamlets

Make recycling easier in Tower Hamlets

We, the residents of Tower Hamlets, ask the Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs to supply community centers and other shared facilities with recycling bags for easy access.

Why is this important?

For many years community groups such as Teviot Action Group (TAG) and other organizations supplied residents with recycling bags which were delivered in bulk to offices and centers. Residents knew they could always pop in and collect some whenever they were walking past.

This system worked very well in all areas. As a result residents kept neighborhoods clean and tidy and recycled efficiently.

The recent change in the system means that residents can only collect recycling bags from Idea Stores on certain days. For those with busy careers, working families, the disabled and the elderly this is just not possible, and will be a bigger issue for all in the winter.

As a result our rubbish bins are overflowing and present a health hazard, a fire risk, and make our communities look unsightly.

We ask for a common-sense approach to be taken by the Council because the new system is just not working. Any costs saved are swallowed up by the extra work needed to clean our streets. Recycling has reduced since the change.

Our communities want to keep the borough clean but we cannot do this with an unworkable system of recycling bags distribution.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets

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Reasons for signing

  • Something should be done for recycling
  • I find this policy to be entirely in contravention of the spirit of the London Councils representative body which states that "The priority for London is boosting recycling rates, reducing the amount of waste going to landfill". To deny residents access to recycling bags and by extension facilities is a retrogressive act. For those of us who work full time and frequently at the weekends the limited availability of bags at the designated pick up points is a hindrance.
  • It's not convenient physically and time wise for me only being allowed two days a week to pick up recycling bags from the idea stores!.


2017-10-12 23:36:51 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-06 00:29:57 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-03 15:10:19 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-01 22:47:53 +0100

10 signatures reached